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TRIUMF Science Week 2016


TRIUMF's Science Week will be held at TRIUMF from July 18th to 23rd, 2016. It includes the collaborartion meetings, the TRIUMF Users' Group Annual General Meeting, the 5th International ARIEL Science Workshop, the Subatomic Physics Experiments Evaluation Committee Meeting (SAP-EEC).

Register here for the Science Week events

*separate registration is required for the M.K. Accelerator Science Symposium

Registration deadline is July 15, 2016 (Registration is now closed).

The registration cost for any or all of these events is $40, which includes the coffee breaks during the TUG AGM and ARIEL Science Workshop, and the BBQ at TRIUMF on Wednesday evening.


The Science Week Organizing Committee

Roderick Clark, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (co-chair ARIEL-SW)
Greg Hackman, TRIUMF (co-chair ARIEL-SW)
Cornelia Hoehr, TRIUMF (chair TUG AGM)
Jens Dilling, TRIUMF (Interim Associate Laboratory Director, Physical Sciences)
Thomas Brunner, McGill & TRIUMF (Organizing Committee ARIEL-SW)
Alan Chen, McMaster (Organizing Committee ARIEL-SW)
Adam Garnsworthy, TRIUMF (Organizing Committee ARIEL-SW)
Dennis Muecher, Guelph & TRIUMF (Organizing Committee ARIEL-SW)
Monika Stachura, TRIUMF (Organizing Committee ARIEL-SW)

A list of Science Week participants can be found here.



Registration Needed?

Mon, July 18th

M. K. Craddock Accelerator Science Symposium (Agenda) (Poster) (Announcement)

Yes (separate from Science Week Registration)

Tues, July 19th

Collaboration MeetingsYes

Wed, July 20th

TUG AGM (Agenda)Yes
Wed, July 20thBBQ at TRIUMF


Thu, July 21st

ARIEL Science Workshop (Current Agenda)Yes

Fri, July 22nd & Sat, July 23rd

SAP-EEC (Agenda)No


TRIUMF Users Group

Annual General Meeting

5th International ARIEL Science Workshop:

Instrumentation for ARIEL

Date: Wed, July 20th

Time: 09:00 to 16:45

Location: TRIUMF Auditorium

The agenda can be found on Indico.

The meeting will feature community-nominated science talks as well as a roundtable discussion with TRIUMF's senior management to better align & communicate needs, resources, and future plans.

For the second time, we will also have the TUG Student Prize and TUG Student Poster Competition. The winners will be announced on July 20th, 2016.

The four students who will compete for this title are:

  • Shimpei Tobayama (UBC: "Neutrino Oscillation Analysis at Super-Kamiokanda")
  • Andrea Capra (TRIUMF: "Testing CPT and Antigravity with Trapped Antihydrogen at ALPHA")
  • Alexander Held (UBC: "Building a strong event discriminant using the Matrix Element Method for the tt-barH search with the ATLAS Detector")
  • Andrew Robertson (UBC: "Imaging of the Ac-225 Decay Chain")

More details can be found here.

More information regarding the TRIUMF User Group (TUG) can be found on the TUG webpage.

Date: Thu, July 21st

Time: 09:00 to 17:00

Location: TRIUMF Auditorium

The current agenda can be found on Indico.

The ARIEL Science Workshop series informs the international scientific community of the capabilities of ARIEL and ISAC; highlights technical progress made on various aspects of the project; identifies unique and world-leading scientific goals enabled by ARIEL and ISAC; and identifies facility upgrades needed to reach those goals.  With the science program expected to come online in 2019 with 8Li and 2020 with electron-driven photo fission, this year's workshop will focus on the latter:  new initiatives or upgrades to take advantage of ARIEL beams. The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to present their plans and visions, and to build the collaborations and support needed to realize those plans in time for the first ARIEL beams.

The workshop consists of invited and contributed talks.  The invited talks will include the status of ARIEL, experience gained from other electron-beam facilities, and some nascent experiment plans. 

We welcome contributed talks on new initiatives, in particular those which will be seeking funding in upcoming competitions.  As in past workshops, if you would like to contribute, please contact a member of the organizing committee before May 31st. While we will endeavour to accommodate all relevant contributions, those who contact the committee earlier will receive higher priority.

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Iouri Bylinski (TRIUMF)
  • Alexander Gottberg (TRIUMF)
  • Eric Guetre (TRIUMF)
  • Shane Koscielniak (TRIUMF)
  • Dan Lascar (TRIUMF)
  • Bob Laxdal (TRIUMF)
  • Erich Leistenschneider (TRIUMF)
  • Richard Longland (North Carolina State University)
  • Marco Marchetto (TRIUMF)
  • Andrew Macfarlane (UBC)
  • Dennis Muecher (University of Guelph & TRIUMF)
  • Matt Pearson (TRIUMF)
  • Chris Ruiz (TRIUMF)
  • Doug Storey (TRIUMF)
  • Jon Wilson (IPN Orsay)



Date: Wed, July 20th, 2016 after the TUG AGM

Location: TRIUMF

Be sure to indicate if you are attending this BBQ when you register. If you would like to attend but did not indicate this on your registration, please email Niki Martin at to RSVP for the BBQ.

Important dates

Science Week Registration Deadline: July 15th, 2016


During Science Week, priority for booking rooms at TRIUMF House will be given to experimenters and EEC members. Only a small amount of rooms will be available for general participants of Science Week. You can be placed on the waitlist and wait to see if rooms become available on short notice.

We recommend to book rooms in the on-campus alternatives. There are a variety of options from UBC Accommodations (including Gage Tower, West Coast Suites, Pacific Spirit Hostel, Marine Drive Residence), The Carey Centre, Green College, and St. John's College.

If you would like to stay somewhere off-campus, here are some B&B's in Kitsilano. However, summer is a busy time in Vancouver, so make sure to book early!

Parking Information

TRIUMF has a paid parking lot. The parking lot fee information can be found at

Travel information

Complete bus route and schedule information can be found online at

Getting to UBC from the airport:
Taxi: there are now flatrates for travel from the Vancouver airport to Vancouver, see here for more information. The fixed price to the UBC campus is $34, and takes about 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Public transport: From the Vancouver airport take the Skytrain and get off at "Broadway/ City Hall". The B-Line express bus, #99, to UBC bus stop can be found kitty-corner to the skytrain station (cross the street north and west) and takes about 15-20 minutes.

Compass Card tickets are available at the ticket machines at the airport but include a $5 AddFare for inbound travel. For information regarding bus tickets, the compass cards, and bus routes, please visit the Translink website.

Getting to TRIUMF

For those staying on the UBC campus, the easiest way to get to TRIUMF is to take the #41 bus "Joyce Station" to the south campus. There is a bus stop right outside of the lab ("TRIUMF Centre"). You can catch the #41 bus at any bus stop along Wesbrook Mall (heading south). Be sure to wave down the #41 bus since there are multiple buses on part of that route, and they tend to "skip" stops if no passenger is standing at the bus stop sign. And do not forget to "pull the string" to indicate that you want to get out at "TRIUMF Centre".

Page maintained by Niki Martin

Last updated June 28, 2016